Sunday, February 27, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Mr. Davis paper doll, 1954

I don't often collect male paper dolls, but this one is nicely drawn. The artist is Davi Botts.

 Children's Activities, February 1954

Sunday, February 13, 2022

A Valentine to Make, 1954

If you forgot to buy one, this is a handy do-it-yourself guide.

Children's Activities magazine, February 1954

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Morgantown Luncheon Update!

We’re in awe of what Jill Kaar Hanson and her team are doing—under the most challenging circumstances—to make sure the Paper Doll Convention can finally take place.


In the spirit of solidarity, we’re postponing the Pennsylvania Paper Doll Party once again to make sure the convention takes center stage and draws the most paper doll lovers together in one place. We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in the raffle room and salesroom and at the workshops and presentations. 

And we promise not to shove too much when the freebie tables are uncovered! 



Please join us in Milwaukee July 6th thru 10th for a fabulous frolic in paper doll heaven!

Linda and Val

Click on this lovely graphic for a link to the registration form!

Saturday, February 5, 2022

A Valentine TV Set For You, Hallmark ca. 1958


I'm taking a wild guess on the date--it could be this was produced in the early 1960s. 
This is the kind of collectible I love to find: a reflection of the latest technology in all kinds of ephemera, whether the latest typewriter, the telephone or TV. How many of us had toy telephones or radios (with a music box inside) to mimic the devices of the grown-up world?

Four shows to watch on this TV! The fourth, about a thief stealing the King's tart, is attached with a brad to the front of the card.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

To a bashful Valentine

ca. 1920s
Whitney Made in Worcester, Mass.

Of course you may be bashful
But think how much 'twould
please me
If you would be my valentine
And try no more to tease me.